anything new on the ternary operator?

Aahz aahz at
Mon Jul 7 02:16:02 CEST 2003

In article <mailman.1057533670.9800.python-list at>,
Bob Gailer  <bgailer at> wrote:
>At 10:59 PM 7/6/2003 +0200, Tor wrote:
>>What's the current status on the ternary operator that may or may not
>>be added to python.  Haven't heard much about that since the vote was
>>announced for a couple of months ago.  What's the best way to follow
>>that dicussion?  Or are we just waiting for the developers to make
>>their decision?
>Last I heard it was killed by Guido, which makes me wonder why we spent
>so much time discussing and voting. If he did not want it I wish he had
>killed it at the start. I thought the vote was to determine the best
>choice, and I was looking forward to having it.

Guido made clear before the vote that only a clear statement from the
community would drive the addition of the ternary operator.  Given that
the vote did not present a clear result, he did what he said he'd do.
How's that a prbolem?
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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